Cody Foster & Co. Suing Urban Outfitters For Dropping Them As Supplier

Cody Foster & Co. Suing Urban Outfitters For Dropping Them As Supplier

During the peak Christmas ornament season, some independent artists and designers accused trinket wholesaler Cody Foster & Co. of poaching their designs with no compensation, maybe hoping that young artists just never go to gift shops or Anthropologie. Now the sleeping poncho-wearing polar bear has awoken, and is launching lawsuits from its den. [More]

Urban Outfitters Shocks Absolutely No One By Selling, Then Pulling Socks Featuring Hindu Deity

Urban Outfitters Shocks Absolutely No One By Selling, Then Pulling Socks Featuring Hindu Deity

Oh, Urban Outfitters, must we count the ways in which you’ve bumbled into offending large groups of people through your products? There was the army vest, prescription pill bottles as shot glasses, the shirt that made people think of the Holocaust and many others. We only trot out these examples as we wonder who let Urban Outfitters muck things up yet again by selling “Ganesh” socks featuring the Hindu deity of the same name. [More]

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Christmas Ordering Deadlines For 25 Top Online Retailers

Still working on your Christmas shopping? If you’re going online to buy those gifts, you need to be aware of the sites’ wildly varying cutoff dates for placing orders in time to get them under the tree on the big day. [More]

Urban Outfitters Slaps Elite Army Insignia On Vest, Charges $84

Urban Outfitters Slaps Elite Army Insignia On Vest, Charges $84

Urban Outfitters and its sibling store, Anthropologie, have never been paragons of honor and good taste. Someone’s always accusing the company of ripping off an independent designer here, promoting underage drinking, drug abuse, and eating disorders there, and the occasional $400 racist trope candlestick. This week, however, they managed to anger some of the most elite and badass fighting men in the world by slapping a mock Army Rangers scroll on an $84 vest. [More]

Ian MacKaye OK With Urban Outfitters Selling $28 Minor Threat Shirts; Thinks You’re An Idiot If You Buy One

Ian MacKaye OK With Urban Outfitters Selling $28 Minor Threat Shirts; Thinks You’re An Idiot If You Buy One

Ian MacKaye is more than just a guy who’s fronted important, influential bands like Minor Threat and Fugazi and started Dischord Records. He’s also been a vocal opponent of huge corporations like Ticketmaster, refusing to play venues where ticket prices were too expensive for his fans to afford. And unlike many other labels, you won’t see shirts, hats, buttons, posters and other band-branded merch on the Dischord website. So it surprised some when Urban Outfitters recently began selling licensed Minor Threat shirts for the not-punk price of $28. [More]

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Urban Outfitters Decides Maybe Prescription Pill Bottles As Shot Glasses Isn’t A Great Idea

Another day, another highly controversial item pulled from the shelves of Urban Outfitters. This time, the retailer caved to pressure from legislators in states like Kentucky and agreed to stop selling shot glasses, flasks and beer mugs that look like prescription pill bottles. [More]

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New Survey Shows Why Amazon Has Bricks-And-Mortar Retailers Worried

Many bricks-and-mortar retailers claim Amazon has an unfair advantage because it is not — in most states — yet required to collect sales tax on purchases, or that Amazon can offer huge discounts because it doesn’t have the overhead associated with running a retail store. But a new survey shows that people might just like Amazon more than other retailers. [More]

Urban Outfitters Under Fire For Maybe Sorta Promoting Underage Drinking With Sassy T-Shirts

Urban Outfitters Under Fire For Maybe Sorta Promoting Underage Drinking With Sassy T-Shirts

Urban Outfitters, home of T-shirts emblazoned with sassy or ironic sayings or perhaps clothing that unfortunately hearkens back to the Holocaust, is in hot water yet again. This time the trouble is all about a few shirts bearing pro-drinking messages, which is perhaps not the best idea for a store that has a huge underage demographic it’s actively trying to sell things to. Ruh roh. [More]

Urban Outfitters Pulls Shirt That Reminds People Of The Holocaust

Urban Outfitters Pulls Shirt That Reminds People Of The Holocaust

Urban Outfitters is in the middle of another scandal involving questionable imagery in its clothing. Jewish groups and other critics say a yellow t-shirt on their site last week seemed to resemble a Star of David patch. And since the last time a patch of that kind was used was by Nazis who forced Jews to wear it leading up to and during the Holocaust, well, it wasn’t a good move. [More]

‘Stolen’ Urban Outfitters Jewelry Design Not All That Original

‘Stolen’ Urban Outfitters Jewelry Design Not All That Original

If there’s anything that the Internet loves, it’s a story about a big, evil corporation screwing over a creative individual or small company. That’s why people were quick to get behind the Etsy seller who claimed that Urban Outfitters stole her jewelry designs and was selling cheap knockoffs. The jewelry is similar, but her claim that the designs were original and hers alone is a lot more complicated than that. [More]

Urban Outfitters Offers Jewelry Identical To Independent Designer's Line

Urban Outfitters Offers Jewelry Identical To Independent Designer's Line

Something is rotten in Denmark, or rather, in the I Heart Destination jewelry line of baubles offered by Urban Outfitters. Turns out those $19 danglers in the shape of the various United States of America with a heart cut-out are exactly like necklaces crafted by an independent jewelry designer named Stevie. Update: ‘Stolen’ Urban Outfitters Jewelry Design Not All That Original [More]

Urban Outfitters Unveils Snazzy New Logo

Urban Outfitters Unveils Snazzy New Logo

Perhaps jealous of all the publicity The Gap received when it unveiled its dopey, short-lived new logo, Urban Outfitters unveiled this beauty of its own. [More]

New "Ironic" Urban Outfitters Store Parodies The Mom & Pop Shops Killed By Its Ilk

New "Ironic" Urban Outfitters Store Parodies The Mom & Pop Shops Killed By Its Ilk

In a move sure to raise the blood pressure of those angry people who remember New York City before it had a Kmart and a bunch of Best Buys, Urban Outfitters has designed an “ironic” storefront built to resemble the sort of bodegas, little hardware stores and other independent businesses that New York used to be composed of. [More]

Urban Outfitters Causing Outrage With "Eat Less" T-Shirt

Urban Outfitters Causing Outrage With "Eat Less" T-Shirt

Urban Outfitters has apparently responded to internet-outrage over its “Eat Less” t-shirt by pulling this item from its website. At issue was a gray V-neck that was described on UO’s website thusly, “Eat less or more or however much you’d like in this seriously soft knit tee cut long and topped with a v-neck.” [More]

Urban Outfitters Employee Likes Being Flashed, Will Force You To Play Along

Urban Outfitters Employee Likes Being Flashed, Will Force You To Play Along

Miriam got a rude surprise at Urban Outfitters yesterday when she was trying on some clothes. Loud music doesn’t cover up the nipples, people; keep the changing room doors shut, or at least don’t laugh about it after exposing a customer.

Milfs Mortified By Urban Outfitters' Bawdry Books

Milfs Mortified By Urban Outfitters' Bawdry Books

Marci Milfs was appalled to see risque books being sold at her local Urban Outfitters store in Lynwood, Washington. According to The Herald, she was out clothes-shopping with her son when she came across the racy books. The titles included, “Pornogami: A Guide to the Ancient Art of Paper-Folding for Adults,” a how-to for making anatomically correct paper artwork and “Porn for Women,” a photo book showing men doing housework. Details, inside…

Does Urban Outfitters Have A Secret In-Store Website?

Does Urban Outfitters Have A Secret In-Store Website?

Reader Chaely C tried to return a gift to Urban Outfitters, only to find that the website in the store showed that her item was on sale for $19. Chaely knew her friends paid $58 for the item via Urban Outfitter’s website, and told the cashier this.

Delay Your Flight With Gun Embroidered Case

Delay Your Flight With Gun Embroidered Case

Thanks to curiously spelt reader Grahm for pointing out a travel accessory even more ill-advised than a Guns ‘N’ Roses t-shirt or one printed with Islamic script: the Urban Outfitters Gun-Wheel Case.